Student Administration

Student Administration is responsible for recruitment, admissions, administering student records, student engagement and counseling to deliver a high quality student experience.
Dr Amer Alaya
Head of Student Administration

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Amer Joined BUiD in 2012 having worked for different leading institutions of higher education in GCC countries. He leads the Department of Student Administration, which is responsible for a critical set of university services supporting the whole student journey including the following:

  1. Academic Registry
  2. Examinations and Assessment
  3. Student Recruitment, Admissions and Registration Service
  4. Student Engagement and Counselling Service
Ahmed Abu Shaaban
Senior Student Administrator

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Ahmed Joined BUiD in 2013 as a Social Media Executive and he is currently working with the Studetn Administration department as Senior Student Administrator. Before joining he was working as a Customer Service Representative at Etisalat. He was born in the UAE where he has a Diploma in Computer Studies. Later on he decided to pursue a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Psychology, Heriot Watt University.


Godwin Francis
Senior Faculty Administrator

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Godwin joined BUiD in 2009 as Faculty Administrator and was involved in effective administration support for postgraduate programmes for faculty of Engineering & IT. In 2014, he was promoted as Senior Faculty Administrator leading the administration of faculty in the student administration department. At present, Godwin is involved in high level administration support for university assessments with board of examiners meetings including Masters and PhD in all the three faculties. He also handles the general issues related to MSc Students progress and dissertations. He is a graduate in Master of Business Administration and currently pursuing his PhD Business Management in BUiD.


Christine Salvador
Research Programmes Officer

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Christine has thirteen years of administration experience in the education sector.  She joined BUiD in 2009 as a Resource and Library Assistant and later promoted as a Faculty Administrator. She also undertook some projects relating to Quality Assurance and Enhancement in support of the Office of Quality for two years. At present, she is the Research Programmes Officer where she leads high level administration support for faculty and PhD research degree students. She is involved in handling general issues including progress monitoring of doctoral students and arrangements of their assessments. She holds a bachelor degree in Commerce and a Master’s in Business Administration from BUiD.


Mohamad Jammal
Admissions Officer

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Having spent five years in UAE higher education sector, Muhammad joined BUiD in February 2015 as faculty administrator and he was involved in effective administration support for postgraduate Programmes in the Faculty of Business and Law. Currently, He leads the admission team to support applicants to get admitted to Postgraduate Programmes offered by The British University in Dubai.


Adelya Islamova
Undergraduate Admissions Officer

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Adelya joined us from Synergy University in Dubai where she was a Student Recruitment Officer. She holds a Bachelor`s degree in Teaching from Kazan State University of Humanities and Education in Russia and has certificates in Arabic language course for non-native speakers.


Abdullah El Nokiti
Faculty Administrator

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Abdullah El Nokiti is a Computer Science-Business Administration Graduate and is currently pursuing his Masters from UOWD in IT Management. He started his career while he was a student by being an active volunteer in various events and has experience in customer service. We received positive feedback from the references stating he would be an asset to the organization he joins.


Sepideh Samadi
Senior Student Relations and Careers Coordinator



Sepideh graduated from the University of Wollongong in Dubai, with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She went on to complete her MBA, specialising in Strategic Marketing from the same university and is now a registered PhD candidate.  Her professional work experience in the field of education has been as a lecturer, student advisor and in the professional development area for almost seven years, all of which have enhanced her capabilities in improving the student experience, in particular mentoring students and helping them match career choices to their competencies.


Nadine Markiz
Student Relations Coordinator

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Nadine is a Canadian/Lebanese Biotechnology Graduate and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration degree specializing in General Management. She was previously working in GEMS Wellington International School in Dubai as Learning Support Assistant.

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